Oskayak High School’s New Approach Paying Off

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 15:42



A Saskatoon school is offering more than just regular classes with textbooks and note-taking.


Oskayak High School introduced four new academies this year — drama, Cree language, cultural arts, and hockey.


Jeff Pete is the school’s assistant principal.


He says offering different types of classes helps engage all students.


Pete says he’s already noticed a difference with one of his students who is in the hockey academy.


He notes the youth was a “non-attender” last year, but is at the school every day this year.


Pete says the academies allow students to get out of the classroom and learn something they are truly interested in.